Need a manual for pixman

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Does anyone recommends any text for understanding pixman?

I am having a hard time understanding how to use it and it's the most recommended library for drawing pixels (like to writing a rasterizer).

It's official website states "There is currently no documentation besides the source code itself" but if someone has anything written on it I would gladly read it.

My use case is to replace Allegro 4 bitmaps with Pixman for better support accross platforms.

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said :

I found what you described on I did not find any documentation either only the source code.
All though "Questions about using pixman are welcome on the mailing list as well as on the #cairo IRC channel on FreeNode. "
Their mailing list:
It also refers to Cairo at:
I am sure it will be completely different than pixman.
Ubuntu also has Gimp

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